[Yak] Bike Advice - NWT, Pocket Rocket or Rocket Llama?
geoffreygee at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 12:23:34 CDT 2010
Fitted with the same components, I believe that there is only a 1 - 1.5 lb.
difference between the two models. You also get an extra set of brazeons with
the NWT under the monotube. At least that is what I recall from memory.
If you are really worried about weight and are not planning on folding the bike
-- as opposed to packing the bike -- why not get an easy pack mast which I
recall loses a bit of weight relative to the folding mast? Maybe you can spring
for the titanium seat mast for another pound or so.
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From: Brad Raker <bratelygt at gmail.com>
To: yak at bikefriday.com
Sent: Fri, August 20, 2010 1:12:14 PM
Subject: [Yak] Bike Advice - NWT, Pocket Rocket or Rocket Llama?
Thank you all for your advice, I think I am leaning to the NWT or the Crusoe
after some of the remarks and comments on the web. I don’t think my current
family and career obligations will allow me to do much more than overnight or
weekend touring, so the Crusoe might be viable. Has anyone had any weight
issues with the Crusoe? I ask because as I said, Clydesdale… The Llama could be
an option, but I have heard a lot of people like the lower bottom bracket of the
NWT and Crusoe. Is it that much of a difference? I’ll be on the road 90% plus
of the time.
The weight difference between bikes seems like a lot, but the 5 pounds
difference would be better lifted off my gut than the bike frame I think. I
might take the right opportunity with either model at this point. Anyone have
specific issues with the difference in the two? Can you put 50mm tires on the
Crusoe? Or the NWT? (Big Apples) Will he 1.75 Marathons work on either bike?
So NWT, Crusoe or even Llama? Still pondering and open to each.
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